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Cajun Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients
  Sweet red pepper 6 Medium
  Ground lean pork 1 Pound
  Chopped celery 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped green pepper 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Bay leaf 1
  No salt tomato sauce 8 Ounce (1 Can)
  Tomato 1 Medium, peeled, seeded and chopped
  Grated parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Dried whole thyme 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Crushed red pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) From each sweet red pepper, cut a slice from top, reserving tops; remove seeds.
2) In boiling water, place peppers and boil for 5 minutes.
3) Drain them and keep aside.

MAKING
4) In a large skillet, combine ground pork, celery, onion, green pepper, garlic, and bay leaf.
5) Cook over medium-high heat until meat is browned, stir until crumble.
6) Drain meat mixture in a colander.
7) With paper towels, pat dry the meat mixture to remove excess fat.
8) Remove and discard bay leaf.
Wipe skillet dry with a paper rowel.
9) Return meat mixture to skillet.
10) Add tomato sauce and remaining ingredients; stir well.
11) Boil the meat.
12) Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.
13) Spoon 1/2 cup meat mixture into each reserved pepper.
14) In a 10- x 6- x 2-inch baking dish, arrange peppers, cut side up,
15) Cover the peppers with reserved tops.
16) Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

SERVING
17) Serve the stuffed peppers with curries and other main dishes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Baked
Ingredient: 
Pork
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
8 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
68 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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